The undulating semi-arid landscape of Badopal village, about 10km from Fatehabad town, is a haven for blackbucks. About 500 blackbucks, deers, neelgai blue bull and other species inhabit the area, which has abundant food and other sources necessary for the survival of these animals.
Two scientists from the Wildlife Institute of India WII, Dehradun, will be visiting Badopal village in Fatehabad district, where six blackbucks have died in the past one week, after getting trapped in the metal fencing of the proposed residential colony of a nuclear power plant, and will suggest ways to protect the endangered species.
The metal fencing around the upcoming nuclear power plant site claimed two more blackbucks on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning at Badopal village of Fatehabad district. The Bishnoi community and residents of this area have approached Badopal police station against the developers, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL). A total of six blackbucks have died in the past one week after getting trapped in the metal fencing around the site, provoking protests from residents. One blackbuck each died on Friday and Saturday night, and two were killed on Sunday morning. On Tuesday and Wednesday two more died there after they first got stuck in the fencing and later fell prey to attacks by stray dogs. Courtesy: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/Two-more-blackbucks-killed-near-nuclear-power-plant-site/articleshow/21011774.cms